Groundbreaking Lutwyche housing project wins coveted UDIA award

An innovative affordable housing development that was built above the Northern Busway tunnel has won a coveted 2017 UDIA Queensland Mitchell Brandtman Award for Excellence.

The striking three-story Spectrum development, unveiled in July, is the product of a unique partnership between leading affordable housing provider BHC Creating Liveable Communities and respected not-for-profits Communify and MS Queensland.

Spectrum features 60 units which accommodate a range of tenants including: people with disabilities, low income earners and private and commercial renters.

The brainchild of BHC, the Lutwyche Road development won the UDIA affordable housing category, the judges praising the project’s engineering complexity, cost-effective mixed-tenure model, and strong architectural presence.

The Spectrum development is now in the running for the 2018 UDIA National Awards for Excellence.

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